MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1997
54.1% pass rate
from 1,373 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.95% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.073% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.073% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Tell tale (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.073% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.073% fail on Lamp
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.4% fail on Subframe mounting (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (54% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.073% fail on Presence
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on General condition (31 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid suspension (18 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Operation (52 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension unit (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
    • 0.58% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.073% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (54% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (55% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (31% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (34% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses (69% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.51% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.51% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on ABS (60% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.073% fail on Condition
        • 0.073% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.073% fail on Restricted movement
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Emissions (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pipe
      • 0.073% fail on System
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.8% fail on Steering (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Electronic power steering (82 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Drive system
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.073% fail on Steering control
      • 0.073% fail on Steering column
    • 0.073% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Size/type (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (47% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.44% fail on Vehicle structure (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis (71% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.073% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.073% fail on Body security
    • 0.073% fail on Load security
      • 0.073% fail on Access panel
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment

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